August 12, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

There are many reasons Hawaii remains the ideal vacation destination for so many dreamers: from its incomparable beauty to the ever-present aloha spirit, Hawaii is a place to be experienced. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel sits on the Big Island's sandy Kohala Coast as if it was placed there by deities at the beginning of time, and not Lauraunce S. Rockefeller in 1965. Since then, Mauna Kea has undergone numerous renovations, always striving to remain contemporary and stylish, but never losing its understated elegance and distinctive island charm.

The moment you arrive at Mauna Kea you are welcomed with the spirit of lokomaika'i (sharing from kindness within). From the fresh flower lei greeting to the relaxed seated check-in, you feel as if your presence is valued and your comfort is a top priority. The accommodations are contemporary and chic, with simple adornments to complement the breathtaking views of the ocean, the island, and nearby golf course from your lanai, while lavish amenities such as high-definition flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and L'Occitane bath products provide a touch of luxury. Despite the romantic, comfortable ambiance created by the spacious guestrooms and suites, a trip to the Big Island would be incomplete without spending time on the beach. Enhanced beach services such as padded chaise lounges, cabanas, and opulently plush beach towels ensure a relaxing day in the sun for adults, while Keiki Club offers fun, safe activities for the little ones.

Pairing up with its kaikaina (younger sister) hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea offers guests exciting ways to fill the day, from shopping and water sports, to golf, tennis, and Hawaiian cultural experiences like lei making, music, and crafts. Make sure you head back to Mauna Kea as the sun sets, at night the beach truly comes alive! Mauna Kea's delectable eateries are a stimulating sensory experience: Copper Terrace sets the mood with torch-lighting, and serves delicious themed pupus each night, while Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar's exhibition kitchen demonstrates the true art of creating a culinary masterpiece. Casual dining at Hau Tree offers classic barbecue favorites, and once a week a traditional luau is held on the beach. The smells of imu-roasted kalua pig, island fish, and finger-licking poi tantalize your taste buds while the steel drums provide cool island melodies during dinner before a fun (and very entertaining) group hula. Hawaii remains one of the top sites for destination weddings, and if you set Mauna Kea as the backdrop for your special day, you will not be disappointed. Get picture perfect at the on-site salon, and let the hotel's gorgeous grounds set the tone for an unforgettable reception. At Mauna Kea Beach Hotel you are welcome to enjoy your ideal vacation experience, whatever it may be, because at Mauna Kea the most important guest is you.

Location of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive Kohala Coast
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Nearest Airport: KOA

Amenities for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

  • General Information
  • 310 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • 6 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Sushi Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa Services
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Sauna
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutiques
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Art Collection
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Car Rental
  • Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 18-Hole Golf Course
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Lanais
  • Activities
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Pilates
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Whale Watching
  • Fitness Classes
  • Surfing
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Nearby
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We just returned from our Hawaiian vacation and stayed at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection over the 4th of July. We watched fireworks from the huge balcony of our hotel room on the 7th floor- fabulous! The hotel is beautiful. Beautifully designed interior spaces. The beach is gorgeous. We loved snorkling right off the beach and bought a guide to Hawaiian tropical fish because we saw so many varieties. This hotel was a fabulous choice for my husband and me

joeclaremmy - Harper Woods, Michigan

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family just spent 10 days at this gorgeous property. There were 5 adults and 6 kids ranging in age from 1-7. Everyone had a relaxed, but very fun time. The rooms are spacious, the food is good and the activities were plentiful. This is a very family friendly resort. Also, close by are family friendly restaurants (not fast food) that are delicious and reasonable.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

After spending 6 nights in Kauai we headed for our first time on the Big Island. The landscape on the Big Island is a bit (a lot!) different than Kauai, so I was a little nervous at first. Then you get to a little slice of heaven at the Mauna Kea. Check in was awesome. There were two amazing ladies giving out leis and delicious drinks, which was nice after a bit of traveling. The resort is gorgeous. Beach The beach is fantastic - better than anything we found in Kauai. The sand is soft, the water is blue and they have a great bar right up on the sand (so we could have a cocktail and watch the kids play in the sand). They also have these really cool beach 'beds' out in the ocean that you could swim to and lay on. Very cool. Pool The pool is small. If you're looking for waterslides and that kind of thing, you won't find it here. But you will find the MOST COMFORTABLE lounge chairs I have ever been in. I loved sitting on my chair under the umbrella sipping a cold, refreshing cocktail while reading a good book. Other entertainment They have a cool little area with ping pong and other family games. There's even a library, where I left a book and took a new one (that was fabulous). Food & Drink Wednesday they have a manager's reception where all of the managers throughout the resort mingle with the guests. They have free drinks (literally anything you want) and light apps. What a great experience. If you can, try to include a Wednesday in your stay. Rooms Rooms were nice. Beds were comfortable. We updated to a floor level room that overlooked the ocean. We could walk right out on to the grass, which was good for our boys who love to throw around the football. Salon This is one area I was a bit disappointed, but that's just because I felt like I got charged so much for a mani (it ended up being $115!). They charge extra to take off old gel if you have it, so be sure you ask before you go. Food Delicious. Everywhere. Everything from the Sushi at Copper Bar to the PB&J down at the beach bar. We didn't have a bad meal there. We plan on including the Big Island in our next Hawaii trip JUST to stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort. You just can't go wrong here.

sab920 - Phoenix, Arizona

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a gorgeous, well maintained property that still radiates the grandeur that Rockefeller intended. Beautiful art, gardens, koi ponds, and sweeping ocean views everywhere! There are hundreds of little areas to stop and have a seat and enjoy the day! The beach is our favorite on the big island, but it is worth noting that it is popular among the public and may get loud- there was a large children's party while we were there. We found the service to be generally accommodating, however it did not match up to the physical place; associates respond positively to requests, but don't anticipate them. We were kind of disappointed with the beach staff who were unapproachable and made us feel like we were interrupting their conversation (amongst each other) when we asked for a towel. The same guy who helped us (and who we tipped) every day still didn't remember us by day 3. I will however give credit to one very impressive waiter named David at the copper bar. His service style was extremely refined and proactive- and he was the only one of the dozen staff members we spoke to who followed up with (the should-be-standard question) "is there anything else I may do to assist you?" If the hotel had more associates like David, it could be the finest destination in all of Hawaii. I recommend that he trains others on attitude and demeanor. We'd also like to thank the front office staff for giving us a beautiful upgraded ocean front room and 4 pm late check out- that was very generous!

Daniel G

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at this hotel for a week and not once did we visit the pool. The beach is the best thing going for this hotel. They have great lounges, cocktails and beach activities. The hotel was recently redone and it has a vintage modern vibe going. I think they did a great job mixing the 70's with current day appeal. The restaurants are all delicious and they have different types to appeal to different budgets. Although their cheapest restaurant is still quite expensive, i feel that this is typical with beach resorts.

Megconcannon - San Francisco, California

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